15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train + Subway:  3​h
2
Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Pantheon. Kids will appreciate attractions like Palatine Hill and Trevi Fountain. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Tivoli to see Villa d'Este about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Piazza Navona, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome vacation planner .

Toronto, Canada to Rome is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Rome, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Kids will enjoy Spiaggia di castiglione and Lido di Ravello. Get out of town with these interesting Ravello side-trips: Positano (Fornillo & Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano) and Torre di Grado (in Praiano).

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ravello driving holiday website .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in July: highs in Ravello hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Positano, Lido Capo di Conca, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Torre di Grado
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 12th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Eremo delle Carceri, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Assisi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ravello to Assisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Assisi, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites
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Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
Rocca Maggiore ©
Rocca Maggiore

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto make great kid-friendly stops. Get some historical perspective at Piazza del Duomo and Duomo di Siena. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

Drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Duomo di Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

3
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Venice

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kids will enjoy Canal Grande and Piazza San Marco. Popular historic sites such as Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Arena di Verona (in Verona) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Venice journey maker site .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Arena di Verona
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

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